Pet Resources & Links
Resources for New Puppy Owners:
- Choosing a New Puppy - This is a nice starter guide of things that you should consider when you are thinking about getting a puppy.
- What First Time Puppy Owners Should Know
- Puppies: the Ultimate Guide to Ownership
- Surviving Your First 30 Days With a New Puppy
Resources for New Kitten Owners:
Resources for New Pet Owners:
- New Pets Guide: Information on Adopting New Puppies, Adult Dogs and Senior Dogs
- New Pets Guide: Information on Adopting New Kitties, Adult Cats and Senior Cats
- Friends of Madera Animal Shelter
- Madera County Animal Shelter
Everything you ever wanted to know about heartworm disease can be found here!
Founded by Brian Kilcommons and Sharon Wilson, best-selling authors and recognized experts on animal training and behavior, this site is a terrific resource for advice on a variety of behavioral problems. If you want to learn more about feline housesoiling, barking dogs, aggression, or any other behavioral problem, check this one out!
National Animal Poison Control Center
ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Phone Number: (888) 426-4435 (a consultation fee may apply)
This is the website of the National Animal Poison Control Center. It includes a library, links to other sites, and phone numbers for the poison control center.
USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
The USDA maintains this website with information on a variety of animal health related topics, including the latest news on such things as Mad Cow Diseases, foot and mouth disease, and many other things.
State of Hawaii Animal Quarantine Information Page
Travelling with your pet to Hawaii? See the state of Hawaii's website for information on requirements. View their checklist here.
Anyone who has ever lost a pet should visit this wonderful site. It is a terrific tribute to our lost family members
West Nile Virus
This site is maintained by the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, and has the latest information on the spread of West Nile Virus in the US, as well as information on disease transmission, symptoms, etc.
Health Care Financing Options
American Veterinary Medical Association
California Veterinary Medical Association
Companion Animal Parasite Council
Hills Pet Nutrition
Companion Animal Nutritional Information